- Apprentice Lawyer
In a bid to control the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Delhi High Court has decided to restrict its functioning to urgent matters from March 16.
As per the decision, the court master will give dates in routine matters before the court assembles.
The High Court has stated that the personal presence of litigants and their representatives is not required unless the same is indispensable.
Mediation, DIAC arbitration and other legal aid cases will be taken up only in emergent situations.
Additionally, the High Court has also decided to deploy temperature guns at entry points and ban the entry of interns.
The decision has come hours after the Supreme Court notified that it would have limited functioning and restricted entry into its premises due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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